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Old 17-07-2014, 05:08   #1
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Foul Weather Gear and Tailors?

Hi Friends,
Being a somewhat short (5'10") but muscular and stocky fellow
I have trouble buying clothing. With regular street clothes this is no problem
I just have them altered. I have just purchased some nice weather gear">foul weather gear
And everything fits well except the trousers are a bit long.
In the past I just bunched them up over my boots
But now would like to get a better look and not have extra material
On my legs, So how would one go about shortening foul weather
trousers? It seams my size always come with a 32" inseam when I
am a 30" inseam. Any suggestions greatly appreciated

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Re: Foul Weather Gear and Tailors?

Why is 5'10'' short nowadays? I am that height and have never considered myself to be short, unless standing next to 6'6''. I have never had a problem getting clothes of any kind to fit either, well, perhaps polyester twin sets, but that's another story.


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Re: Foul Weather Gear and Tailors?

Have to agree. I really wouldn't consider 5'10" to be "somewhat short." In fact, a quick google check shows that you are above average height for a male in the United States (average being 5'9.5").

Regardless, I use a tailor pretty regularly, so I just gave her a quick call and asked about it. She said that it would depend to some extent on the exact material, and the cost might be a couple of dollars higher than usual, but she didn't think that altering a pair of foul-weather pants would be an issue. Take them to your tailor and ask. I doubt that it will be a problem.
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Re: Foul Weather Gear and Tailors?

Sorry to all you less tall
I meant relative to my jacket size of 46-48 depending on cut
With a waist of 36. This is not a problem when buying sized clothing
I can buy 36/30. But when it's just L or XL the pants almost always have a
32 inseam. I'm going to go to the tailor / seamstress tomorrow and see
What can be done . I'll will report back in a few days
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